2012-2013 PG Depth

Submitted by gremlin on March 21st, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Hate to be that guy, but what is our PG depth going to be like assuming Burke stays, and what is it going to be like assuming he doesn't?

Some questions I'm looking for someone to answer:

Is there anyone currently on the team right now besides Eso and Trey who can run point?

Can Stauskus run point?

Are there any solid available PG recruits who haven't signed yet in the 2012 class out there?  I've found one on scout, Nino Jackson.  Any reason this kid hasn't signed?  Grade issues?





March 21st, 2012 at 7:05 PM ^

Alright this is really getting out of hand.  Can you people read?  His dad makes a few comments in the free press, and people freak out.  Burke did not give even the slightest hint that he is leaning towards the NBA.  In fact, all objective signs would point in the opposite direction.


March 21st, 2012 at 7:47 PM ^

Actually, Trey notably hedged his answer. See all the reports. And then today Trey's father said "If I had to guess, I'd say he wants to go to the NBA." Add these two facts together and you might reasonably conclude that Trey is seriously considering leaving. 

Webber's Pimp

March 21st, 2012 at 7:38 PM ^

Stauskas cannot run point. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this team is very thin at PG even assuming Burke does come back. I look forward to the day when we finally see a Michigan squad with a roster full of legitimate scholarship players. But that's not gonna happen for another few years.


March 21st, 2012 at 7:39 PM ^

Brundidge left.  Why?  Until someone convinces me otherwise, I'll assume it's due to lack of PT.  He was a highly rated kid out of HS, so I don't buy any arguments that he can't play B1G bball.  And I don't buy that he was too lazy to go through the work-outs. (My reason here is that Belein had seen him for three years.  I suspect laziness would have been something Belein noticed.)

The only other conclusion I can come to is the lack of PT argument.  Remember, he came in knowing that he was fighting for PT after Morris left; PT was important to him.  Remember, Burke is in his class; it wasn't likely he'd be able to start over the 2nd-Team All-Freshman PG.

This implies something very important: he thought Burke was going to stay.  If he had ANY hunch that Burke might go to the draft, he'd have at least waited until April 10th to make his decision.

(I could be missing something here.  But if I'm not, then I have no worries about Burke leaving.)


March 21st, 2012 at 9:33 PM ^

How do those schools manage? Seems ridiculous to me we are even in this situation. Do we really expect another PG to come in next year and basically lead the team? What is bundrige thinking? Did he realize he sucks. PT would be there if he was ready. What's the rush? One year commit then bail. That's pitiful. No respect for that dude. Burke isnt ready either but it's all about money. The hell with your school. Obviously that means zippo in the basketball world. Not sure how I got sucked into watching basketball. Now I understand and will stay away.

MN Go Blue

March 22nd, 2012 at 7:37 AM ^

Burke stays and JB uses the talk of him looking at the NBA to bring in a solid pg recruit.  Who would not want to go to Michigan?  Play for a year backing up Burke and then the playing time is wide open. 

Mr. Yost

March 22nd, 2012 at 9:42 AM ^

FWIW...I ran a search on scout.com of all uncommitted 3* (and better) PGs for the 2012 Class. Here is what I got. It's not good, not too many left. Also not good, because I don't know why they're uncommitted, it could be grades, trouble with the law, etc.


18 Nino Jackson
(Ardmore HS)
Ardmore, OK
6-0/160 Kansas, Baylor, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, SMU, Tennessee, Texas
NR Ian Baker
(Arlington Country Day School)
Jacksonville, FL
6-0/175 South Carolina, Boston College, East Carolina, Providence, Seton Hall
NR Madison Jones
(Ravenscroft School)
Raleigh, NC
6-1/160 American, Georgia Tech, Mercer, Nebraska, Northeastern, Seton Hall, Tennessee
NR Jonathan Milligan
(Casa Grande Union HS)
Casa Grande, AZ
  6-1/160 Central Michigan, Clemson, Oregon State, San Francisco
NR Keywhon Powns
(Westchester Senior HS)
Los Angeles, CA
  6-3/180 CS Northridge, Loyola Marymount, Sam Houston State

Mr. Yost

March 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 AM ^

Same, uncommitted 3* or better...


G Nino Jackson Ardmore, OklahomaArdmore 6'2" 175 N/A 4 stars N/A 7
G Dewayne Russell Peoria, ArizonaPeoria 5'9" 150 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Arizona (medium)
  • Arizona State (medium)
  • Northern Arizona (medium)
  • Weber State (medium)
  • USC (low)
G Kaza Kajami-Keane Creedmoor, North CarolinaChristian Faith Center Academy 6'1" 165 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Georgia Tech (medium)
  • Oregon (medium)
  • Pittsburgh (medium)
  • Rhode Island (medium)
  • Tennessee (medium)
  • Virginia (medium)
G Russel Wilson Lake Wales, FloridaLake Wales 6'0" 170 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
G Benji Bell Pompano Beach, FloridaBlanche Ely 6'1" 175 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
G Sam Cassell Baltimore (Md.), MassachusettsNotre Dame 6'3" 175 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Connecticut (medium)
  • Florida State (medium)
  • Maryland (medium)
  • Nebraska (medium)
  • South Florida (medium)
  • Texas Tech (medium)
  • Virginia Tech (medium)
  • Washington (medium)
G Ian Baker Jacksonville, FloridaArlington Country Day 6'1" 175 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Arkansas (medium)
  • San Diego State (medium)
  • South Carolina (medium)
G Amedeo Della Valle Henderson, NevadaFindlay Prep 6'3" 180 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Arizona (medium)
  • California (medium)
  • Gonzaga (medium)
  • Michigan (medium)
  • Ohio State (medium)
  • Texas A&M (medium)
G Jaylen Beckham Lexington, KentuckyBryan Station 6'0" 150 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Alabama (medium)
  • DePaul (medium)
  • Florida (medium)
  • Indiana (medium)
  • Seton Hall (medium)
  • Tennessee (medium)
  • Texas A&M (medium)
  • Vanderbilt (medium)
  • Washington (medium)
  • Xavier (medium)
  • Kentucky (low)
  • Ohio State (low)
G Alex Anderson Memphis, TennesseeWooddale 5'10" 160 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Dayton (medium)
  • Eastern Kentucky (medium)
  • Middle Tennessee State (medium)
  • Southeast Missouri State (medium)
G Cameron Neysmith Woodstock, VirginiaMassanutten Military Academy 6'4" 205 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Eastern Michigan (medium)
  • Georgia Southern (medium)
  • High Point (medium)
  • North Florida (medium)
  • Rider (medium)
  • St. Francis (PA) (medium)
  • Tennessee-Martin (medium)
G Michael Gilmore Birmingham, AlabamaErwin 5'11" 165 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Alabama A&M (medium)
  • Alabama State (medium)
  • East Carolina (medium)
  • Middle Tennessee State (medium)
G Matthias Sigurdarson Mountain Brook, AlabamaMountain Brook 6'0" 170 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • East Tennessee State (medium)
  • Mercer (medium)
  • Tennessee Tech (medium)
  • William & Mary (medium)
G Daiquan Walker Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaConstitution High School 6'3" 175 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Connecticut (medium)
  • Florida State (medium)
  • Maryland (medium)
  • Mississippi (medium)
  • Nebraska (medium)
  • Providence (medium)
  • Rutgers (medium)
  • Seton Hall (medium)
  • Syracuse (medium)
  • Temple (medium)
  • UCF (medium)
G Jonathan Milligan Casa Grande, ArizonaCasa Grande Union 6'2" N/A N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Clemson (medium)
  • Oregon State (medium)
  • Pepperdine (medium)
  • UNLV (medium)
  • USC (medium)
G Wesley Staten Sioux City, IowaBishop Heelan 6'0" 155 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Arkansas (medium)
  • Creighton (medium)
  • Florida (medium)
  • Iowa (medium)
  • Iowa State (medium)
  • Kansas (medium)
  • Kansas State (medium)
  • LSU (medium)
  • Minnesota (medium)
  • Oklahoma (medium)
  • USC (medium)
  • Wisconsin (medium)
G Justin Pride Huntsville, AlabamaButler 5'10" 170 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
G Dashawn Suber Spring Valley, New YorkRice 5'11" 152 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A
  • Pittsburgh (medium)
  • Seton Hall (medium)
  • St. John's (medium)
  • St. Joseph's (medium)
  • Temple (medium)
  • UCF (medium)
  • Western Kentucky (medium)
G De'Ontae Hooks Hutchinson, KansasHutchinson C.C. 6'3" 185 N/A 3 stars N/A N/A



March 22nd, 2012 at 11:55 AM ^

Why dont we just increase our number of former NBA players sons? He has got to be better than most of the other random unranked 3* players on this list, plus a UConn offer is never a bad sign...